New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to China’s new nationwide safety regulation for the territory.
The broadly criticised regulation makes it simpler to punish protesters and reduces town’s autonomy.
Travel advice has also been updated to alert New Zealanders to dangers introduced by the regulation.
Australia and the United Kingdom earlier suspended their extradition treaties with Hong Kong.
Military and dual-use items and know-how exports from New Zealand to Hong Kong will now be handled in the identical means as New Zealand treats such exports to China.
New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters mentioned China had “eroded rule-of-law principles, undermined the ‘one country, two systems’ framework that underpins Hong Kong’s unique status, and gone against commitments China made to the international community”.
Hong Kong’s authorities says the regulation is required to convey order to a metropolis that noticed mass pro-democracy protests final 12 months that usually turned violent.
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